Stationery and Co. Spring Ideas:

Hello everyone! Today we are going to talk about something more colorful and relaxing than makeup and skincare; hand lettering, stationery and colorful pens. Yeah for Spring Season!
First of all I’m going to say that I get the majority of my ideas and creative inspirations from Pinterest, where I always find amazing tips and tricks.

So, in this post I will show you some great color pens, a bunch of lovely notebooks, and a lot of black pens with different tip sizes to write motivational quotes or to draw cute illustrations in your bullet journal.

I will also talk about my picks for a good starter pack for those girls that would love to have a cute and colorful planner or bullet journal, but don’t know how to properly start one. Hope that this will help a little bit!

A cute clear notebook.



You can use it as a notebook-meets-bullet journal, or to write inspiring quotes, or whatever words you feel the need to put down on paper. It is a very helpful tool because you can keep track of your daily meetings, appointments, tasks etc., and also it can be a very good synthesis of your best personal ideas and strategies to improve and organize your daily life. Moreover, it’s so refreshing and calming to write, in your own handwriting, whatever you want in a beautiful journal, after spending so much of our day (and sometimes night) online, on devices and apps.

 – My beloved black Sakura Pigma Micron Fine Pens in the numbers 005, 01, 02, 05.




These are excellent drawing pens that are also pretty good for writing, too. They have a precise, strong and consistent line with a great pigmented ink that is fade resistant and will not smudge or transfer/stain the paper below. They’re available in red, green, blue and, of course, black. Moreover, the barrel is a good comfortable length, the cap posts securely and the weight is just fine.

– Color Pens Giotto Turbo Giant and Turbo Glitter in Pastel.




I have been searching for these color pens for a very long time, then a couple of days ago I have finally found them… yeah!!! The Turbo Giant have a felt-tip that writes a 1mm line. The shades are super pastel, so light and spring-ish, but the ink is great because it writes and color in very well and doesn’t stain the back of your sheet.

The Turbo Glitter, on the other hand, have a fun and bright colors thanks mostly to the glitters in the ink (so your words will spark under the lights or glow under the sun like a unicorn mane ;-). But you have to be careful with these one because if you put down too much pressure you can easily stain the paper below. 

The amazing Guangdong Genvana Brush Pens.



I have recently bought these amazing brush pens on Amazon. I have them in three different tips sizes:

– the first one has a medium tip size;

– the second one has a long brush tip that gives a sharply defined line with wide variation in width. It’s possible to get very fine lines, with care, and, on the other hand, big broad strokes;

– the last one has a hard fairly fine tip (this one gives a good sharp and consistent line).

I really like their ink because it’s the best I have ever used with a good pigmented color that will dry fairly quickly and then fade a bit with a textured brush effect. These great brush pens have a good brush tip, but you need to be careful and put down just the right amount of ink; too much pressure and you can easily stain the paper below. 

Some cute and colorful washi tapes.


I love washi tapes! I always use them to decorate my bullet journal and my Filofax organiser. It’s a relaxing 5 minutes hobby and during a blue Monday (or any other “blue” day, actually) you can look at them and smile a little bit.

– Post-It Notes in different shapes and Letters Stamps.


For a little vintage touch I love to use Letters Stamps. And Post-It Notes in different shapes are great to stick everywhere on your bullet journal just for fun or as reminders for important appointments/dates.

This is it, my cute, funny and useful bullet journal guide kit. I hope you will like it.

So, what about you? Have you ever used a bullet journal?

How do you decorate it? I would love to hear you ideas!

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End of Summer Favorites: Back To School (or Back To Work) Stationery:

 Hello everyone! 🙂

Today we are going to talk about back to school (or back to work) stationery.

As you probably already know, I love of all things stationery, so I thought now is the right time to share my new findings with you, just before the start of the school year. 😉

The best way to go back to school, or to work with a good mood (and to beat the “September blues“), is to treat yourself to a new shiny case for your pens and pencils.

I really love the pattern of this one below; gold palm leaves and a mint background. It’s so cool, and it reminds me of the Summer holidays; also it is great even as a makeup bag, or a small travel bag.


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Then, if you need some colored markers that, thanks to the rubber on the tip of the lid, can erase your mistakes, these are amazing and available in so many colors!


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If you feel the need to get a little more organized, you can’t forget a good diary. I bought this cute and travel friendly Molang diary with no dates so I can start it when I want.



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If you want a bigger one, I would recommend this beautiful A5 diary, dated from September 2016 to September 2017, like the academic year.


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This lovely notebook is perfect to write down your homework, your notes, your next great bestseller novel, or even the catching phrases of your next Summer music hit! 😉

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Who doesn’t love rainbow pens and highlighters? So, as I know that a lot of you share my obsession, I would like to show you these nice pens. They are really cute and they also have a great gel-ink that provides smooth writing and vivid lines.

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Summer Favorites: 3 Great Books:

Hello everyone!
Something different today; we are going to talk about my 3 favorite books for this Summer:
– I’ve just finished Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer, which was brilliant! To be more specific, the story is captivating, unique and unsettling. Also, it is very well written.

This is the first book of a trilogy called the Southern Reach Trilogy (the other 2 are Authority and Acceptance). It’s pretty weird and sometimes you don’t understand what is going on, but chapter after chapter you’ll get all the pieces to answer some of your questions.

However, there are more than enough unanswered questions to make you want to read the next book in the series. 

Sinopsis:

Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; all the members of the second expedition committed suicide; the third expedition died in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another; the members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within months of their return, all had died of aggressive cancer.

This is the twelfth expedition.

Their group is made up of four women: an anthropologist; a surveyor; a psychologist, the de facto leader; and our narrator, a biologist. Their mission is to map the terrain and collect specimens; to record all their observations, scientific and otherwise, of their surroundings and of one another; and, above all, to avoid being contaminated by Area X itself.

They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers—they discover a massive topographic anomaly and life forms that surpass understanding—but it’s the surprises that came across the border with them, and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another, that change everything.

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– The second book is Please Kill Me by Legs McNeils and Gillian McCain, and it’s not a novel. It is a collection of interviews and stories about the rise and fall of the American Rock/Punk-Rock movement through the ’60 and ’70. 

P.S: At the end of the book you will find a lot of pictures of Iggy Pop, Dee Dee Ramones, Patty Smith and more!

Sinopsis:

“Please Kill Me” is the first oral history of the most nihilist of all pop movements. Iggy Pop, Danny Fields, Dee Dee and Joey Ramone, Malcom McLaren, Jim Carroll, and scores of other famous and infamous punk figures lend their voices to this definitive account of that outrageous, explosive era. From its origins in the twilight years of Andy Warhol’s New York reign to its last gasps as eighties corporate rock, the phenomenon known as punk is scrutinized, eulogized, and idealized by the people who were there and who made it happen.

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– The last book it’s a little bit different because it’s not a “reading” book but a coloring one: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Coloring Book: Secret Garden by Johanna Basford! If you are on holiday and you need some extra relaxing time, go grab your Staedtler pencils and have fun!

Sorry no sinopsis this time, only colorful pencils everywhere. 😉

Maybe a little intro:

This beautiful and interactive coloring book features delicate and highly detailed pen-and-ink illustrations—all waiting to be brought to life with color. As added entertainment, tiny garden creatures are hidden on the pages, waiting to be found, and a key and index are included in the back. The book’s cover and jacket are also colorable.

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